Fazal Elahi Chaudhry (Politician)

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Fazal Ilahi was born in a Gujjar family in village Marala, near the city of Kharian, Gujrat district in Punjab province on January 01, 1904. He joined the Muslim League in 1942.Fazal Elahi contested the elections of the Punjab Legislative Assembly on the Muslim League ticket in 1951 and was elected as a member of the Punjab Assembly.In the 1956 elections, he was elected as member of the assembly and later as the Speaker of the National Assembly. He remained as Speaker till 1958.In 1962, when Ayub Khan announced the elections, Fazal Elahi was selected as the Deputy Opposition Leader of the House on the basis of his experience and knowledge about parliamentary proceedings. [1] Fazal Elahi Chaudhry

Title Description
Personal
Name: Fazal Elahi Chaudhry
In Urdu: فضل الہی چودہری
Native Name: Chaudhry Fazal
In Urdu: چوہدری فضل
Famous As: Politician
Nationality: Pakistani
Residence: Lahore, Punjab, Pakistan
Education: Aligarh Muslim University & University of the Punjab
Religion: Islam
Profession: Politician
Born
Date: 1 January 1904
Place: Kharian, Punjab, British India (now in Punjab, Pakistan)
Family
Ethnicity: Chaudhry
Children: Chaudhry Ata Elahi
Siblings : Haji Rehamdad Ilahi
Relatives: Chaudhry Safdar
Died
Date: 2 June 1982
Age : 78 Years
Rest Place: Lahore, Punjab, Pakistan
Career
Political Party: Pakistan Peoples Party
Serve As: 5th President of Pakistan
Dates: 14 August 1973 – 16 September 1978
Prime Minister : Zulfikar Ali Bhutto (1973–77) & None (1977–78)
Preceded by : Zulfikar Ali Bhutto
Succeeded by : Muhammad Zia-ul-Haq
Member of the National Assembly
Role: Speaker of the National Assembly
Dates: 15 August 1972 – 13 August 1973
Deputy: Mohammad Haneef Khan
Preceded by : Zulfikar Ali Bhutto
Succeeded by : Sahibzada Farooq Ali


Details

Fazal Elahi Chaudhry taking aoth

Fazal Elahi Chaudhry taking aoth

Mini Bio

Fazal Ilahi Chaudhry was born on January 1, 1904, in Gujrat. He received his early education from his hometown and went to Aligarh University for higher education. He did his M. A. in Political Science in 1925 and took his degree of Law from the University of Punjab in 1927. After completing his education, he went back to Gujrat and started practicing Law. He took part in the election of Gujrat District Board and was elected unopposed.After the successful promulgation of country's constitution in 1973, Chaudhry was elected as the president, succeeded Zulfikar Ali Bhutto, and became the first president of country from the Punjabi class of the Punjab Province. Taking an active role in the Pakistan Movement through the platform of the Muslim League, Chaudhry was appointed minister in the Liaquat Ali Khan government in 1947, and further joined the Pakistan permanent representative's delegation to the United Nations in 1951. [2] Mini Bio -  Mini Bio 

As A Parliamentary Secretary

Fazal Elahi Chaudhry was a out off country

Fazal Elahi Chaudhry was a out off country

After Independence, he was given the post of Parliamentary Secretary. He was later appointed Minister for Education and Health. In 1951, he contested the elections of the Punjab Legislative Assembly on the Muslim League ticket and was elected as a member of the Punjab Assembly. In 1952, he represented Pakistan in the United Nations.[3] As Parliamentary Secretary 

As A Speaker of the National Assembly

Fazal Elahi Chaudhry was praying

Fazal Elahi Chaudhry was praying

In the 1956 elections, he was elected as member of the Assembly and later as the Speaker of the National Assembly. He remained as Speaker till 1958. In 1962, when Ayub Khan announced the elections, he was selected as the Deputy Opposition Leader of the House on the basis of his experience and knowledge about parliamentary proceedings. He joined the Convention Muslim League, and after the 1956 elections, he was elected as the Deputy Speaker of the National Assembly.

As A Deputy Opposition Leader

Fazal Elahi Chaudhry in a ceremony

Fazal Elahi Chaudhry in a ceremony

In 1962, when Ayub Khan announced the elections, he was selected as the Deputy Opposition Leader of the House on the basis of his experience and knowledge about parliamentary proceedings. He joined the Convention Muslim League, and after the 1956 elections, he was elected as the Deputy Speaker of the National Assembly. He was elected as member of the National Assembly in 1970 on the ticket of Pakistan Peoples Party and was later elected as the Speaker of the National Assembly. He would end up joining the Pakistan Peoples Party and would be made President in 1973, when the head of the PPP, Zulfiqar Ali Bhutto was made Prime Minister.[4] As An Deputy Opposition Leader 

Interesting Fact

Fazal Elahi Chaudhry with Zulefqar Ali Bhutto

Fazal Elahi Chaudhry with Zulefqar Ali Bhutto

Chaudhry Fazal Ilahi was largely a figurehead (because he was threatened by the unrest created by the political parties and had no choice but to comply with the politicians actions; a feud between the Prime Minister and President would have further weakened the country), and was the first President with less power than the Prime Minister. This was due to the new constitution of 1973 that gave power to the Prime Minister. Previously, the President had been the chief leader of Pakistan, having the power to appoint Prime Ministers. Chaudhry Fazal Ilahi would remain President until 1978, when he would resign after the military took control of the government under General Muhammad Zia-ul-Haq. General Zia respected him dearly and came to visit him on his death-bed.

Death

Chaudhry Fazal Ilahi died on June 2, 1982. His family since then has taken a very active role in politics to make Pakistan into the country it was meant to be. His brother Haji Rehamdad Ilahi was a Senator; his son Chaudhry Ata Elahi was an MNA; his nephews: Chaudhry Safdar was a Member of Provincial Assembly of Punjab and Major(retired) Muhammad Akram was former Inspector General Police (IGP) of Islamabad. Numerous members of the late Presdients family are in politics, the  Pakistan Army and police.

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